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definitely. >> stay with us. "news4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> we are still seeing problems this morning after a strong storm left a number of people in the district soaked. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >>> this morning thousands of pepco customers are without power after another storm slams the d.c. region. up to two inches of rain fell in one hour's time yesterday. in the past 30 minutes, 100 pepco customers had power restored. pepco is reporting 1,000 customers without electricity. almost all of them are in d.c. no word on how long it will take for crews to restore electricity to all customers. >> the storm left some drivers stuck in high water. the rain was so fast and furious police had to shut down some flooded roads. we even found firefighters pushing cars out of the water. one man came home from a softball game and found his entire apartment flooded. >> my neighbors have a sump pump. that's really all i can do at this point. i tried brushing is out to the drain but i mean it's literally like this the entire way through my apartment. >> if you look at
on the line. we take pride in what we do. when that refrigerator ships out the door, it's us that work out here. [ michael ] we're on the forefront of revitalizing manufacturing. we're proving that it can be done here, and it can be done well. [ ilona ] i came to ge after the plant i was working at closed after 33 years. ge's giving me the chance to start back over. [ cindy ] there's construction workers everywhere. so what does that mean? it means work. it means work for more people. [ brian ] there's a bright future here, and there's a chance to get on the ground floor of something big, something that will bring us back. not only this company, but this country. ♪ >>> the fbi is joining an investigation this morning into how sewing needles got into turkey sandwiches on delta air line flights from amsterdam to the u.s. the airline says the needles were found in at least half dozen sandwiches on four flights sunday. one passenger one hurt but turned down medical treatment. >>> a flight from dulles was forced to turn around over the atlantic after dropping some 20,000 feet. the united airl
pressure over the region. that's bringing us this gorgeous clear sky. jupiter and venus brilliant this morning. there's the clear sky. jefferson memorial. sun rise at 6:08. by 7:00, bright and sunny. by noontime, 80s. mid 90 by mid afternoon. clouds building. afternoon thunder shower. just a small chance of that. by late afternoon, upper eight at this times. i'll be barn in ten minutes. good morning, danella? >> good morning, tom. great news right now. traveling northbound 16th street at georgia avenue had a downed tree there. was blocking the northbound lanes. it's absolutely gone. travel lanes are open. so your commute a lot easier this that area. montgomery county and connecticut avenue, no issues to report on the inner loop or outer loop of the beltway. nice and clear. making your way from i-95 to i-270, you're at 61 miles pr hour. not bad at all. that drive taking ten minutes. if your taking the rails, i'm checking them. open no reported delays along the metro, marc, or vre. aaron and eun, over to you. >> thank you. >>> right now police in prince george's county are looking f
. facebook is where you develop confidence in your company. who knew? >> there you go. >>> stay with us. "news4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> we are tracking breaking news in southeast washington this morning where a fire has left at least one person dead. >>> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" on this july 4th, 2012. >> severe weather is approaching the capitol. you are instructed to leave the ar area. >> they cleared crowds on the west lawn of the capitol last night. they were there for the rehearsal for tonight's capitol fourth concert. both pepco and dominion say that the storms caused new power outages. >>> so in just the past hour about 3,000 people in the d.c. metro area had their power restored. most of them are pepco customers. utility company reports 59,000 customers without electricity right now. dominion says 36,000 customers are without air conditioning this morning. and bge reporting about 30,000 people in our area don't have electricity. novec, about 300 outages right now. and smeco is down to four. >> still, for peo
from all over the area responded to the two alarm blaze just after 11:00 to tell us it was difficult to fight, some of the doors at the school were actually welded shut. neighbors saw people inside the school about 30 minutes before the fire broke out. men out here earlier from district government services. they say the school has been closed for several years, but being used as a storage facility for the city and the school system. the crews out securing the building. wrapping things up right now. nobody injured in the fire and the cause still under investigation. live in northeast washington, back to you. >> we are following breaking news out of france right now. where police say an armed man is holding a hostage at a school south of paris. there were children at the school when the standoff began, but police say all of the children are safe. they say the hostage is the parent of a student. we'll keep on top of the story and bring you more details as they become available. >>> a developing story in montgomery county this morning. police are searching for a man who sexually assaulte
. this is a busy roadway here and people who use it were in awe of the scene last night. witnesses say a man was pulling out of 7-eleven when his mercedes coup was struck by a falling 40-ton oak tree six to eight feet wide. they say the tree was completely decayed. a possible explanation as to why the tree may have fallen. now, they're working to remove another tree. crews here were advised they believe this tree also may be decayed. now, can't even begin to imagine the amount of traffic that goes down georgetown pike and that's what amazed people as they watched them try and get that tree off of that man's vehicle could it could have been anyone driving down the road. they have not identified the victim in this incident. we are expecting them to do that later today. reporting live in great fall, i'm tracee wilkins, news4. >> thank you. >>> today supporters of d.c. mayor vincent gray will make their voices heard. they're holding a rally this morning in front of the wilson building. they revealed a $650,000 shadow campaign run on gray's behalf during the 2010 election. three d.c. council memb
washington post" says they used that database to get voters to head to the polls. that would be an illegal use of government information. mayor gray already facing pressure to resign after a former aide admitted to helping run a shadow campaign to get him elected. >>> it is now 5:06, 73 degrees. we continue to track breaking news after one of the worst days of violence in iraq in years. >>> what's being blamed for the truck accident that left a number of people dead overnight. >>> just how much money this former bus monitor will take home after being tormented by middle school students. hey, there's barely a line at space mountain. you there ! i am looking for someone, hair black as night, skin white as snow ! yeah, yeah, i got that ! she is at the castle. dad ! honey ! but she's on the move. disney mobile magic, on verizon. you wouldn't happen to have an apple ? find characters, access wait times for the park you're in, and enjoy premium features when you download disney mobile magic, powered by verizon. with the sleep number bed, it's not about soft or firm. it's about support where you
us. but the brits here, london, is promising more of the same. we'll be keeping a close eye this weekend on some of your local athletes, especially mraz the hockey preliminaries get under way. a couple from the university of maryland and one from centerville as well. >> tracie potts live in london this morning. tracie, thank you. and you can watch the opening ceremony right here on nbc4 starting at 7:30 tonight. and follow the games any time in the london 2012 section of nbcwashington.com. >>> so paul mccartney is out to light the calderon. that's the big thing people are trying to figure out. who is going to finish it up and light the calderon. i'm clueless. >> that's the point though. >> go to our facebook page. let us know who you think might be the person to get that honor. it will be interesting to see what you think. >>> new legal problems facing penn state this morning. >> also ahead, trying to outrun the law. a look at how this dramatic police chase came to and. >>> impact severe weather is having on the northeast and having on travelers here in d.c. this morning. >>
morning. >>> stay with us. news4 continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> then finally telling me he was going to kill me. >> in his own words, for the first time on television, george zimmerman sharing his side of the story about what happened the night he shot and killed trayvon martin. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gillchrist. >> i'm erika gonzalez. a tangled mess of trees and power lines after another strong storm blew through our area and the damage has hundreds of people waking up this morning yet again in the dark. megan mcgrath is live with more for us. >> reporter: you can see the road here is still closed on both ends. off in the distance perhaps you can see the flashing light there is. that's actually a power crew. they are trying ore store electricity to the street. they are completely in the dark right now. when the storms blew through last night, they were ferocious in parts of the viewing area. it brought down a very large tree, i believe it was an oak tree, that came down on top of one of the houses. it hit the roof of a house and also brought down the power line
house. usually goes bad sitting in our refrigerator. >> that's because you don't cook. >>> stay with us. "news4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> temperatures will be tested this morning as traffic light problems are expected to cause a messy morning commute for drivers all around metro d.c. good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today." we're going to look outside right now at 5:00 a.m. it is 75 degrees out there. looks calm right now in the washington, d.c. area. but we need a little bit of relief. we need heat, we need calm weather to help people still trying to get overall the mess that happened over the weekend. >> as we hope for that, a quick note for folks who are wondering if you have to work today or not. here's the breakdown, federal government offices are open today, but, employees can opt for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework today. the d.c. government also open today in maryland. montgomery county's offices are open for business today as well. prince george's county government open to its liberal leave policy will be in effec
moments. >>> george zimmerman's own words could be used against him in court. his interview this week with fox news' sean hannity is not entered as evidence in his upcoming trial. in the interview zimmerman said that he felt the deadly shooting of 17-year-old trayvon martin was, quote, god's plan. neighborhood watch volunteer says he never pursued martin and maintains the shooting was in self-defense. meanwhile, abc's barbara walters turned down her chance to interview zimmerman. according to the new york post, his lawyers demanded that in exchange, abc cover a hotel room for zimmerman for a month. rnchts police in philadelphia say the internet and media helped them arrest a man wanted for kidnapping a 10th-year-old girl. 33-year-old carlos turned himself in. the attempted kidnapping happened tuesday afternoon. police say he followed the girl and her brother down the neighborhood street. the girl fought back, forcing the attacker to let her go. detectives blasted that video on tv. they hit social media sites as well. all in an effort to make a quick arrest. >>> today in alexandria, a
. >> and the pool has been likely quid medal for the u.s. so far in the olympic games. today america's greatest swimmer could make history, as could the women's gymnastics team looking for its first gold in nearly two decades. tracie potts is live in london for thus morning with more on all that. hey, tracie. rrp aaron, good morning. let's talk about the fab five, those five teenagers who could make history. you mow the u.s. women's gymnastics team has not won a gold medal since atlanta, 1996. 16 years ago. in fact, pretty much all of these team members weren't even in preschool yet. one wasn't even born. they are hoping to make history. the key here is going to be whether jordyn wieber who fill failed the qualified for the all around finals will be able to pull it together and help her team win. also possibly breaking records today, swimmer michael phelps in the 200 meter butterfly. it is his signature event. if he wins, he will become the first male to win three individual events in a row. also, if he wins that and participates in the relay, we don't know that yet, and gets two medals, he wil
with the latest financial results this morning. in may, it announced a $2 billion u.s. loss. since then, analysts have speculated the loss is actually bigger. jpmorgan tried to hedge the risk. that means the loss was its own and did not affect any clients. >>> another blow to the european economy. credit ratings agency moody's investor service downgraded italy's government bond rating today. mod difficult's says it was concerned the deteriorating financial conditions in europe will lead to a sharp rise in borrowing costs. so far the news has not affected the world stock markets. right now the european stocks are up. asian stock markets ended up. and u.s. futures are up. >>> the sheriff's office is treating to death of a virginia newspaper reporter as a homicide. 48-year-old sarah died monday morning when the home she rented in virginia caught fire. she wrote for the "winchester star" newspaper. they say a gainesville man is considered a person of interest. court documents showed detectives searched his home tuesday night and found items possibly connected to her death. virginia state police and t
tell us two officers noticed two men acting suspiciously around 11:30 last night in the fry road area of mt. vernon. when police approached the two men, they say they ran and a fight ensued and one of the men fired at the officers but missed. the officers returned fire, hitting and killing one of the men. we do have a crew on the scene and we'll bring you more information about this breaking news story throughout the morning. >>> at 5:03, we're also following a developing story in virginia this morning. did a tornado hit parts of the fredericksburg area last night? several businesses were flattened and four people were sent to the hospital, including two children, after some storms there. news4's melissa mollet is live now with more on the damage. melissa, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. whatever it was, it was very, very fast and furious. take a look here behind me. we're on fleming road here in fredericksburg. let me explain what happened. i know it is a little bit dark, but i do want to show you, back there, there is a white structure, a concrete structure, two stori
with us. >> they are cute, for sure. >> "news4 today" continues at 5:00 a.m. >>> catching our first glance of the man accused of carrying out a deadly movie theater shooting spree, as prosecutors weigh their next move. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this tuesday, july 24th, 2012. let's take a live look outside right now at 5:00 a.m. 75 sticky degrees out there, not too bad, but sounds like it's going to be another hot day. >> and i didn't think it was too oppressive right now. feels decent out there right now. >> feels nice. >> at 3:00 a.m. >> 3:00 p.m. is a different story. >> we have no thunder, no lightning, no flooding, no strong winds. we'll take that. >> all right, let's just stop there. >> yeah. >> let's not go any further. >> but later today, we might. >> uh-oh, all right. >> so, b prepared for that, but right now we don't have any problems travelwise, if you're just about ready to head out the door. you're heading out under a clear sky. we'll have a beautiful start to the day, lots of sunshine, but we do have the pos
collins, if you're watching. he's a lucky man. >> that's right. >> stay with us. >> i don't know why he's even working. >> because he loves his job! stay with us. "news 4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> what did he know and when did he know it? new questions about the corruption charges surrounding d.c. mayor vincent gray's campaign as several council members call on him to step aside. good morning, everyone. i'm angie goff in for aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this thursday, july 12th, 2012. we'll take a live look outside at 5:00 a.m. 70 degrees. a very pleasant start to this july morning. low humidity. we like it this way. >> yeah. we say hello to warmth, but we said good-bye to humidity this morning. >> take that any day. >> yeah, we're not complaining. >> i was trying to campaign to do the weather laying on my back on the grass -- >> in a lawn chair? >> yes! >> i can see it, tom. in a lawn chair with a drink with an umbrella in it. >> beautiful. beautiful morning under way. >> soft music. >> you're still on vacation. >> i am. i am. an
something, i don't know. >> i think the kids would find him anyway. stay with us. "news4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> final touch-ups are under way right now in london as the city gets ready for the world's biggest sporting event. >>> plus, the rg3 era officially begins in just hours. >> whoo-hoo! >> as the redskins get ready to kick off training camp. good morning, everybody, i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this thursday, july 26th, 2012. first, though, it is going to be another hot one in the nation's capital. a heat advisory is in effect for most of the d.c. area from noon until 8:00 tonight. the heat index is expected to reach the triple digits. charles county announced it will open up six cooling centers today. and remember to drink plenty of water, avoid the excessive heat for long periods of time, and also check on neighbors and relatives, especially the elderly. >> and you can plan ahead if you're riding metro, in case the heat forces metro to impose those speed restrictions on rail service. those restrictions would
with that. >> stay with us. >>> good morning, everybody. and happy day after 4th of july. welcome to "news 4 today." >> we want to tell you that the 4th of july celebration turned deadly in one of d.c.'s neighborhoods. this is after someone started shooting. we'll have all the details on that for you. good morning. th it is thursday, july 5th, 2012. we want to start talking about power number this morning. >> absolutely. >> almost 50,000 in the d.c. area still don't have electricity. >> right now pepco reports 21,000 customers are without power and 14,000 are without air conditioning this morning. bge reporting 11,000 people in our area that do not have electricity. novec reporting 32 outages and smeco down to about 600. >> the heat is not over yet. >> no, no, we have couple of days to go. and heat-related illnesses is what we're going to focus on today, doing anything to stay cool, stay hydrated. we have a heat advisory. it starts at noon and goes until 8:00 p.m. the heat index will be from 100 to 105 degrees. sweltering heat yet again. we're not ramping done, we're gearing up. the wind out
as it was yesterday. >> that's right. tom kierein is here to give us the 411 on the forecast. >> yesterday was just stupid humid. >> why were you out doing yard work? >> i know. >> what were you thinking? >> i think, oh, it's 10:00 in the morning, only in the 80s. the humidity was just sweltering, but it did dry out a little bit overnight spop things have improved a little bit. but if you have to work outside today, still respect the heat and humidity and all those showers, downpours, and thunder and lightning, all dissipated right now. we have a little sprinkle there. that spec of green in northern charles county. that's drifting off to the east and elsewhere. skies cleared out to our west. temperatures are pleasant now. we're down to the low to mid 70s most of the region. except near the bay, upper 70s. montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's counties most locations dl are just in the low 70s. here's your day planner for this monday. by 9:00, we'll be in the low 80s. it will be rather humid but not as high as yesterday. near 90 by noontime. the middle of the afternoon, we ought to peak in
. >> sometimes? >> and i use expletives that are a part of our vocabulary. it's not like i'm making stuff up. it's stuff that is language. >> now you know there's a cost with this. news 4 today continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> the star of "the dark knight rises" is trying to help a colorado community heal this morning as we learn new details about the behavior of the suspected shooter. >>> and rescue teams pull a young man from a maryland pond. good morning. >> welcome to news 4 today for this wednesday, july 25, 2012. let's look live outside right now at 5:01. let's just look atom. >> get right to it. break it down right away. >> there it is. >> there is the look outside and there is a beautiful sky overhead. the summer constellations, the summer triangle is bright. we have low humidity in place. temperatures comfortable. you can actually open up the windows. down to the 60s in the suburbs and rural areas. near 70 around the beltway and inside the beltway. low to mid 70s near the tidal potomac. as well as in southern maryland, northern neck, right on the potomac, it's in the upper 70s. just
light out of the southwest. that's a warm waind for us. 72, leesburg. 77 in d.c. 71 currently in la pla da. 79 to 83 at 9:00 a.m. with sunshine. hot and humid, 88 to 92. by 5:00 p.m., danella, it's not going to be as humid but temperature back up to 95 just like yesterday. >> oh, no humidity, not as humid, sounds good. >>> if you're traveling around our area again, can't tell you to still you've got to be cautious again today. debris blocking some of your lanes, especially route 193. closures from glendale drive to bevedere road. travel lanes are open. live look if you're traveling 50 inbound past the beltway. nice and clear. outbound as well. you do have resting trucks in your right shoulder lane outbou outbound. but inbound, no issues to report. you're driving at 59 miles per hour. that drive will take you eight minutes at this time. i'm back in ten minutes with a look at the beltway. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. >>> this morning a lot of businesses and neighborhoods are still in the dark. crews are making progress in montgomery county but there is still a lot of work to
off any more. they damaged other vehicles that had to be towed from the scene here. witnesses tell us they saw the man do this. also in the video you can hear people saying they heard about 15 shots before he actually got into the car and drove down the street. now, they were able to get him out of that vehicle. he is now in the hospital recovering. and this is under investigation. so that's what we know for right now. police still trying to figure out exactly what led to all of this. and why that man was here on route one with a weapon. reporting live in college park, i'm tracee wilkins, news4. >> thank you. >>> new this morning, police are searching for the four people who beat a man in the middle of the street. the attack happened around 2:30 at the intersection of 14th and euclid street. the victims were rushed to the hospital listed in serious condition. police are not releasing a motive in the attack. so far no, arrest has been made. >>> more than 100 people are looking for new homes after a four alarm fire caused severe damage to a prince william county apartment building. the
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